[ Sponsored ]
I got at least three more 10k runs for the second half of 2016 (ThePerformanceSeries). With every race, I still get the jitters before the run.
Squeezing in the timing for a run, running takes up a lot of time and effort.
The warmup and preparation leading to race day, ensuring minimum spicy food and enough rest (a challenge for me).
10k is still a feat for me, and I always ask myself “Why do I run?” halfway through the race.
Catching my breathe, aching calves and bruised toes, waking up with stiff neck and waist.
In a twisted sense, running makes me feel alive!
I feel every part of my joints.
(The 42km runners must have gone through hell and back, I cannot imagine running 6 hours :p )
Every 10km completion brings me a lot of satisfaction, and motivation to go further.
Night race is different from day run, we first attempted Osim Sundown with 5km Family run in 2015.
On race day itself, all the self-doubts fade away!
I keep telling myself “Fitness for myself, fitness for my family”.
Fellow runners provide a strong sense of mission and conviction! My confidence and motivation immediately raise up a bar. “Look Hear and Feel” the running pulse (and deafening rock music), everyone is eager to bounce off 🙂
Every run starts with the first step.
10pm run – Osim Sundown Marathon was well organised, the route brought us around Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands, and Gardens by the Bay. After the initial jam, the race was quite fun and cooling under the evening sky.
Water points, baggage deposit and shuttle bus was hassle free.
These are often taken for granted but provide much convenience to the runners.
Personally, to improve my timing, I need to increase my running pace. Looking for kakis to run and motivate each other 🙂
*Thank you Osim Sundown Marathon for the sponsorship.
** Sundown Marathon Results (10km 34min, 21Km 1Hr 17min), more Sundown marathon timing available on website